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Social Drinking: The Hidden Risks

September 8, 2015 by HealthyFamilies BC | Posted in: Alcohol | Tags:

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Social Drinking: The Hidden Risks

Ahh -- ladies night! Whether you're uncorking a bottle of nice wine at a girlfriend's, sipping craft beer at a local pub, or clinking martini glasses at your favourite hotspot, a night out with your friends includes the usual gossip and giggles. But does it include binge drinking? How many drinks does it take to "binge", anyway? The short answer is: fewer than you might think! + MORE

Why Kids Should Try Many Different Sports

September 3, 2015 by Normand Richard, Certified Exercise Physiologist | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:

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Why Kids Should Try Many Different Sports

There is an expression: jack of all trades, master of none. This applies quite nicely to childhood sport. Many leading children’s physical activity organizations (like Active for Life and Sport for Life) recommend playing a variety of sports at a young age; and for great reasons. Trying a lot of different activities helps kids: + MORE

Vitamin D: Is Your Child Getting Enough? Part 2

September 1, 2015 by Dean Simmons, Registered Dietitian | Posted in: Food & Nutrition | Tags:

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Vitamin D: Is Your Child Getting Enough? Part 2

In Part 1 of this series you learned about the history of, and daily recommendations for, the ‘sunshine vitamin’. Read on to learn more about the different sources of vitamin D to help your child get enough for healthy, strong bones.

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